San Diego Bay, also known as “The Big Bay” is a natural harbor and deepwater port located in San Diego County. It is considered to be one of the best natural harbors on the west coast. It spans 12 miles of coast and goes from 1 to 3 miles wide. Numerous resorts, hotels, and the San Diego Convention Center are adjacent to the Bay as well as several parks and nature preserves. In the northern part of the bay there are two commercial “islands” called Harbor Island and Shelter Island. They were built up from former sand bars and now hold hotels, restaurants, marinas, and public parkland. Sightseeing boats depart from the downtown area where as commercial sport fishing and whale watching tours depart from Shelter Island. Check out Seaport Village, a great area with 14 acres of waterfront shopping and dining. You can spend hours exploring it all. After walking Seaport Village don’t forget about the USS Midway Museum. What’s cooler than seeing an aircraft carrier, how about stepping onto the aircraft carrier and roaming its corridors. Located just south of the Coronado-Broadway Pier, the USS Midway offers a history lesson even kids will like. Visitors can explore the carrier’s major areas, including the sleeping quarters, engine room, galley, jail and flight control. Every year on the Fourth of July a fireworks display called the Big Bay Boom is held over the waters of the Bay. Fireworks are launched simultaneously from four barges in the Bay as well as from a pier in Imperial Beach. It is one of the largest annual fireworks displays in the United States and is viewed by half a million people each year. With so much to do, its no wonder people spend hours exploring the San Diego Bay. It is a place you must experience for yourself.
Don Ross was raised in Newport Beach, California, and started boating at the age of five in local yacht club youth programs. He began formal sailboat racing in local regattas when he was twelve, and currently continues his enthusiasm for sailing in international races. Don became a certified sailing instructor with the American Sailing Association (ASA) in 1985. That same year, he earned his 100 Ton Master of Steam, Motor or Sail USCG License. In 1989, he began delivering yachts all over the world, including deliveries from Newport Beach to Spain, Ecuador, and Aruba, as well as many other Ports O‘call. Don enjoys sharing his lifetime of maritime knowledge through selling yachts, and providing hands on instruction to his clients. Don was the founder of Heritage Yacht Sales and works as an associate broker in the Seacoast-Heritage Newport Beach office.
Capt. Eric was born with a love for boats and yachts and became serious as a professional mariner in 1995. His adventurous spirit, has taken him throughout the Caribbean, Panama Canal, North Coast of S. America and almost every inch of US Coastline as captain on yacht deliveries or aboard one of the 11 boats he has owned. He’s had the pleasure of working for and with a variety of celebs and industry leaders in various capacities from yacht captain, yacht renovation and sales consultant. Eric knows his boats and loves the process of hunting down the correct yacht for his clientele just as much as providing an exceptional buying and selling experience.
I was introduced to the Southern California Maritimes through sports fishing when I was five. The Coastal atmosphere and harbors of Long Beach, Newport and San Diego, inspired my dream of owning a boat of my own. Intrigued by studies in air and sea navigation, I joined the US Coast Guard to become a navigator and Search and Rescue specialist. I learned my craft in piloting and precision navigation while aboard my first ship, USCG Cutter Spar, an ice breaking buoy tender, operating off the coasts of New England and Canada. Afterwards, I enjoyed sea time in Alaska, Hawaii and I served aboard the Patrol Boat, Cutter Point Divide in Newport Beach, CA.
During my sea and shore duty, I learned about yachts and the pleasure craft industry from the perspective of a Search and Rescue and Law Enforcement Mission Controller. I also enjoyed coastal sailing during my leisure time, making many crossings to Catalina Island, and Channel Islands.
I love working with people who are looking to sell and buy yachts. I strive to affect smooth, timely transitions while inspiring the extraordinary lifestyle and community that our Yachts bring. I look forward to helping you buy or sell your next yacht.
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